ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/12/15

SpaceX-5 Dragon Status:  On Saturday January 10th, SpaceX-5 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral at 3:47am CST. After a nominal rendezvous with ISS, the ISS Crew successfully captured the spacecraft today at 4:54am CST utilizing the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS).  Robotics Ground Controllers then used the SSRMS to support the inspection of the Dragon Passive CBM and then to maneuver Dragon for installation onto the Node-2 Nadir Active CBM.  Once berthed, the crew completed pressurization, outfitting of the Node 2 to Dragon vestibule and removed the Node 2 Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs).  Dragon ingress and start of cargo operations is scheduled to begin tomorrow.  The SSRMS will remain grappled to Dragon until the start of the SpaceX-5 Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) payload operations on January 15th

Double cold Bag:  Wilmore reviewed double cold bag unpack procedures in preparation for SpaceX-5 arrival of cold stowage utilization.

General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER):  Wilmore performed desiccant pack swap on GLACIER #2 in preparation for SpaceX-5 cold stowage utilization.

T-Cell Activation in Aging prep:   Cristoforetti read the big picture words and watched a video introduction in preparation of the T-Cell Act In Aging experiment.  The crew also unstowed and set up Kubik units #3 and #6 in the Columbus module, relocated the portable power supplies, then activated and preheated the Kubik units to check temperature and functionality of the centrifuges.  T-Cell Activation in Aging seeks the cause of a depression in the human immune system while in microgravity. T-cells, a type of white cell, are coated with chemical receptors that must trigger together to activate the body’s immune system properly. T-cells from flight crews and ground volunteers in a range of ages are analyzed to determine changes in protein production and gene response on the ground and in microgravity. 

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • [CCP] Panel – routing and cable check out 
  • Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump in АСУ behind panel 139 and line 5182-03 from Pretreat And Water Dispenser (ДКиВ) to МНР in its transparent section
  • Mini Cam configuration
  •  USOS windows shutters closing
  • Installation of Camera to feed imagery to LAB RWS Monitor 1 
  • Window covers  ##6,8,9,12,13,14 closure prior  to SpX-5 docking
  • Selection of Personal Hygiene Items for Priority use  
  • Dragon – Entering R bar 
  • Audibility curve recording with the use of EARQ S/W
  • KAZBEK Suit Fit check  
  • Dragon – Entering R bar 
  • ИП-1 Sensors position check
  • MSPR ELT –Cable connection
  • PEU set up on  CBEF
  • WRS – filling of container for recirculation System 
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • T2 –   Monthly Inspection
  • MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (group C). 
  • Dragon – capture by  SSRMS
  • GLACIER- Hardware transfers 
  • Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) for Elektron or EDV-SV.
  • Dragon – repress from Node 2 and leak check
  • Video downlink (termination)
  • MiniCam transfer into  A/L
  • DCB – Unpacking Procedure review  
  • CBCS –   Node 2 Nadir Hatch Camera Installation and power on  
  • MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (group B). Vacuum Cleaning area behind panels 405, 406
  • TCELL2 – Reading the Instruction 
  • Node 2 – Left Side CBM Uninstall prior to Docking 
  •  [ВКС] Laptops Antivirus data base Update / R/G7447
  • Audibility curve recording with the use of EARQ S/W
  • PPS1 – deactivation
  • WRS – Water Samples Analysis 
  • PPS1 – transfers
  • CBM – Capture and Bolts Fixture 
  • TCELL2- equipment installation
  • BAR. Experiment Ops
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • CBCS –  Node 2 Nadir Hatch Camera Uninstall
  • TCELL2-KUB6 – Hardware Installation 
  • TCELL2 – Preparatory ops
  • [CCP] Panel – Cable Routing 
  • Physical Exercise Data Downlink
  • Dragon – repress from Node 2 and leak check 
  • ARED – Lubrication
  • Dragon – Transfer Compartment Fitting out 
  • Audibility curve recording with the use of EARQ S/W
  • Node 2 –  Docking Bolts Control Unit Uninstall
  • TOCA – data recording 
  • DCB – Unpacking Procedure review  
  • TCELL2-KUBIK- Temperature Monitoring  

Completed Task List Items

  • IMAX SpaceX-5 scene [In work]

 Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • System commanding associated with Dragon rendezvous, capture, and berthing

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 01/13: Dragon Ingress, Transfer Operations, Micro5, T-Cell Act in Aging Activation
  • Wednesday, 01/14: APEX3 Hardware Gather, ITCS Maintenance Canister Installation in COL, Fruit Fly Ops, MICRO-5
  • Thursday, 01/15: MICRO-5, Fruit Fly Ops, SPHERES Zero Robotics Setup

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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